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[Bug 1475497] Re: Unable to configure Firmware Assisted dump


** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

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  Unable to configure Firmware Assisted dump

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in makedumpfile package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  ---Steps to Reproduce---
  1) Using latest daily ISO install ubuntu15.10 as a Power VM guest. 
  2) Upgrade the kernel to 4 level (4.0.0-4-generic)
  3) In order to use Firmware Assisted Dump feature update the kernel command with fadump=on.
  4) Reboot.

  Post reboot using kdump-config load command fails with following
  message :

  # kdump-config load
  Memory for crashkernel is not reserved
  Please reserve memory by passing"crashkernel=X@Y" parameter to kernel
  Then try to loading kdump kernel
   * failed to load kdump kernel

  # kdump-config status
  current state   : Not ready to kdump

  #cat /proc/cmdline
  BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinux-4.0.0-4-generic root=UUID=6298dfdc-e683-473d-a8bc-b3249731b356 ro splash quiet fadump=on fadump_reserve_mem=512M crashkernel=512M

  #cat /sys/kernel/fadump_enabled

  #cat /sys/kernel/fadump_registered 

  # dmesg | grep -i Firmware
  [    0.000000] Reserved 512MB of memory at 3583MB for firmware-assisted dump
  [    0.000000] firmware_features = 0x00000001c45ffc5f

  #cat /boot/config-4.0.0-4-generic | grep -i FA_DUMP

  I think userspace tool is missing for fadump as kdump config file not aware about fadump

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